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5 workers die in blast at bio-gas unit of sugar factory in Nagpur

Five labourers were killed when a blast ripped through a tank in the bio-gas unit of an integrated sugar factory at Bela village of Nagpur district on Saturday.

Nitin Kulkarni, public relations officer of Manas Agro Indicators Infrastructure Limited, earlier known as Purti Group, told “A blast occurred in a tank in unit 1 of the integrated sugar factory at Bela around 2.30 pm while welding work was going on as part of maintenance work. Five labourers, all from the neighbouring Wadgaon village, were killed in the mishap.”

Kulkarni added, “We had outsourced the job to a Nashik-based company called S P Engineering. But since it happened on our premises, we have assured compensation to the victims’ families.”



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